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Museum of Appalachia

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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
+1 865-494-7680
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Would recommend

We found this museum on a rainy day and upon arriving we saw many pioneer buildings, chickens... read more

Reviewed yesterday
abg330
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Orlando, Florida
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Great little gem

This place was great. We visited with our teenage sons and everyone really enjoyed it. Tons of cool... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
matlock585
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White Bluff, Tennessee
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The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated Appalachian community complete with: -36 authentic log structures (including Mark Twain's Family Cabin) -Farm animals -Over 250,000 artifacts in 3 buildings, with vast collections of folk art, music memorabilia, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more. The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Sheep Shearing Days, July 4th Anvil Shoot, "Days of the Pioneer" Antique Show, and A Candlelight Christmas.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm animals” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
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+1 865-494-7680
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"musical instruments"
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"gift shop"
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"farm animals"
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"hall of fame"
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"mark twain"
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"folk art"
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"cornbread"
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"home cooked"
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"authentic buildings"
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"huge collection"
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"indoor exhibits"
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"appalachian mountains"
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"great place to learn"
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"spent several hours"
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"knoxville area"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found this museum on a rainy day and upon arriving we saw many pioneer buildings, chickens, peacocks and other animals. They have a wonderful display of artifacts and set up buildings to show how they lived, everyday tools and little farms. So much to...More

Thank abg330
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great. We visited with our teenage sons and everyone really enjoyed it. Tons of cool Tennessee history packed in there. Go at your own pace and enjoy the whole experience. Definitely eat lunch there, it's delicious and a good value. Also, there...More

Thank matlock585
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As someone raised in Virginia I have grown up with some familiarity of Appalachian Culture. As a result I found this museum to be a delight. The authentic cabins and out buildings along with all of the authentic artifacts, tools, furniture and implements brought back...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at a nearby KOA campsite and came across this gem. The lunch is AMAZING!! (I recommend the loaded cauliflower!) the museum itself seems pricey at first (about $18 a person) but it was so worth it! This museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian...More

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Very well done, staff was nice. We were there just under 4 hours, didn’t see it all. For some reason they closed early, probably because there were just a few of us there. That’s the reason I just gave 4 stars.

Thank theoldfarmerswife
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Plan to spend a couple of hours looking at all the interesting things this living history museum has to offer.

Thank Dawn E
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A must see! Absolutely awesome. They make you feel at home. Women at counter with tickets were down home and friendly. Made you feel good about being there. Exhibits were awesome and great to see that part of history being maintained. We ate at the...More

Thank Travelswithsmiles
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had past this several times but never stopped. We decided on this time we would visit. This is a totally awesome experience. Make sure you wear your walking shoes on this adventure. From the time you enter until you leave the folks who runs...More

Thank MELatham
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Pigeon Forge - what a fantastic stop! We were beyond elated at how wonderful this museum is. My family- husband, teenage son, and myself - learned a lot. It was a spur of the moment stop and so...More

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Today was a dreary rainy day so I thought it would be the perfect museum day. Not so much for this mostly outdoor museum. I had fun anyway. AAA got me a discount on my ticket. This place is beautiful! I spent two hours looking...More

Thank jeanninelee
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Hedy M
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They have a large parking area that would accommodate the trailer.
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Susan K
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any any pets there but contact the museum direct.
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Response from AniKinTN | Reviewed this property |
Can google the museumofappalachia. $18 adult, $15 AAA, senior, or military. $10 for older kids, $6 for younger, think under five is free.
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